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Bug 29047 - WebVTT: align wording to CSS spec
Summary: WebVTT: align wording to CSS spec
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: TextTracks CG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebVTT (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: Web Media Text Tracks CG
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-09 06:46 UTC by Silvia Pfeiffer
Modified: 2015-08-10 09:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Silvia Pfeiffer 2015-08-09 06:46:34 UTC
"The direction defined by the writing direction" is called the "inline direction" or "inline axis" in the CSS spec: , .

"The direction opposite to the writing direction" is called the "block axis" in the CSS spec: .

A few other wordings could probably also be aligned.
Comment 1 nigelmegitt 2015-08-10 09:51:21 UTC
I'd like to use terms from CSS writing modes in place of the terms "line" and "position", not just change the definition of those terms, though that would be an improvement.

The concepts to separate out are: 

1) is it a box that's being positioned/aligned or some text within that box
2) is the position in the inline direction/axis or the block direction/axis?
3) is it an absolute position or a relative alignment, and if it's an alignment, with what?